Thursday, March 27, 2008
Spring Nature Notebooks.
We enjoy making seasonal nature notebooks. Using card stock, paper, stickers, stamps, envelopes and other bits and pieces, we assemble smalls journals to take with us on walks or to try to draw what we remember when we get home. We last made nature notebooks last fall, so today we made a set for spring!
We first cut the base paper (I just cut 8.5x11" pages in half). The boys cut pieces of paper to glue on the covers and punched insect shapes onto the page corners.
They stamped birds, butterflies and dragonflies on the pages as well as on the cover, and decorated the front with a feather.
After I help assemble the pieces and punch holes, they use embroidery floss to stitch the binding. They look great!
Since my boys are very young we don't quite use a nature journal as an older child would, but they both do enjoy drawing in their special nature journals after seeing something interesting outside, and having a special place to put their goodies.